The final days of a Dravidian King. 

A Dravidian King!

"The final days of the Dravidian King" is a photo essay on the former chief minister's last journey from Kauvery Hospital towards his home and his funeral procession through the streets of Mount Road. The event was not shot with a full frame camera which I normally use, (fearing mob mentality during such events but nothing of that soght happend, overall it was a very peaceful procession

Only a handful of rulers in the world have ever ruled a province for more than 50 years even during monarchy and to pull such a feat almost in that category in democrasy, is a herculian task. This is one from a long list of achivements among many critisisms. Love him or hate him, Tamil Nadu politics revolved around him since early 70's. Kalainger Karunanidhi's contribution to the state, especially to the city of Madras was invaluable. The culturally rich state will surely his presense and acumen. 

Kalaignar Karunanidhi's last journey from the Kauvery hospital on the evening of August 8th and his funeral procession on the 9th of August - Full of emotions and high on drama. Karunanidhi's unbelievable record of winning 13 times as MLA and his winning streak continued as won his place in Marina next to his mentor Anna. 

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 A part of the press team including Tamil news channels who were telecasting live was covering the top of the bride and police did a great job.

A part of the press team including Tamil news channels who were telecasting live was covering the top of the bride and police did a great job.

 The Tamil Nadu police did a fantastic job during the entire day. A shot from the top of the bridge, where bikes and even cars where stopping by to get a glimpse of what was happening in the hospital. With press stationed on top of the bridge, the cops did the thankless job by managing the crowd. That is literally asking each and everyone to "please keep moving"

The Tamil Nadu police did a fantastic job during the entire day. A shot from the top of the bridge, where bikes and even cars where stopping by to get a glimpse of what was happening in the hospital. With press stationed on top of the bridge, the cops did the thankless job by managing the crowd. That is literally asking each and everyone to "please keep moving"

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 Among the celebrities was actor/politican Khushboo, who frequently visited the hospital.

Among the celebrities was actor/politican Khushboo, who frequently visited the hospital.

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 Angry crowed asking the car driver which assisted MDMK chief Vaiko's car to move back as it tried to enter the restricted area.

Angry crowed asking the car driver which assisted MDMK chief Vaiko's car to move back as it tried to enter the restricted area.

 A huge banner of Kalaignar was just rolled out from the bridge facing the hospital giving a moral boost the thousands of cadres who were waiting outside.

A huge banner of Kalaignar was just rolled out from the bridge facing the hospital giving a moral boost the thousands of cadres who were waiting outside.

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 This was the moment when the news just broke out, everyone here seen scrolling the news

This was the moment when the news just broke out, everyone here seen scrolling the news

 MDMK Leader Vaiko

MDMK Leader Vaiko

 The first reaction after the news broke out, cadres crying and calling out "Dr Kalaignar"

The first reaction after the news broke out, cadres crying and calling out "Dr Kalaignar"

 Senior DMK party leaders, headed my Mr.Duraimurugan, addressing the press and informing them that their request to bury their leader in Marina is still kept on hold.

Senior DMK party leaders, headed my Mr.Duraimurugan, addressing the press and informing them that their request to bury their leader in Marina is still kept on hold.

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An illustrious carrier comes to end here, Millions of people mourned his death from the bottom of their heart. A writer, who influenced the governance of Tamil Nadu more than anyone else. However the next generation rates him, Karunanidhi's contribution to the state, especially to the city of Madras is invaluable. The culturally rich state will surely miss him. 

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An illustrious carrier comes to end here, Millions of people mourned his death.  A writer, who influenced the governance of Tamil Nadu more than anyone else. However the next generation may rate him, Karunanidhi's contribution to the state, especially to the city of Madras is invaluable. The culturally rich state will surely miss him.